Identity

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In-betweenness: Young Latinas and Identity The Huffington Post – LATINO VOICES 07/28/2016 12:05 pm ET This Poem Is A Powerful Reminder Of What It Means To Be Latino American video Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes’ qualitative research suggest that for Latino women the stress involved in negotiating ethnic identity under a stigmatizing environments might be one of the […]

La Cantaleta: The Hidden Cry for Help

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“Recógeme eso! ¡Ponte a limpiar coño! ¡Muchacha de mierda! ¡Levántate! ¡Ahora! ¿Y porque tu no estás? ¡Tu amas a tus amigos mas que a mi! ¡Si te tengo que decir otra ves! Me duele la espalda. Hazme un té.” Of all the things I remember about my childhood, one distinct recurring memory I have is […]

The Acculturation Gap: Suicide Rates and Risk Factors Among Latina Teens | LifeLines

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Lismari Montes, one of the SEEDS participants. SOPHIA BOYD / MILWAUKEE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE Picture source: http://wuwm.com/post/support-group-latina-teens-milwaukee-confronts-depression-suicide#stream/0 An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide, and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bicultural differences, according to […]

Speaker spotlights Latina youths’ suicide attempts

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Picture source: https://voicesofny.org/2012/07/report-sets-of-alarms-on-latina-teen-suicide/ Attempted suicides among Latina youths continue to occur at higher rates than other youths, sometimes twice as high Doctor shares research in talk By Michelle Gaitan of the San Angelo Standard-Times Attempted suicides among Latina youths continue to occur at higher rates than other youths — sometimes twice as high. Dr. Luis […]

Between harm and hope

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At The Interstices Between Harm and Hope Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait “The Wounded Deer” (1946) speaks to this project’s many contradictions. This emotional painting depicts a flirtation with death—a frequent theme in Kahlo’s artistic work—but this piece in particular is a more literal expression of pain and a near-death experience: a perfect image to help me […]